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Taskforce learns from HPD (Houston, TX): City officials met with the Houston Police Department last week on Thursday and Friday to gain information on how to face challenges regarding drugs and gang violence.
Source: Alice Echo-News Journal Date: August 24, 2012
Family Focus: Video shares teenage inmates' stories to help other teens (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte has a new strategy to combat crimes committed by kids. This school year, the Gang of One program will take a video into the classrooms of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
Source: WSOC 9 News Date: August 24, 2012
Sheriff's officials: Opposite gangs teaming up for crime (Fresno County, CA): Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims says home burglaries are on the rise because of gang members from different street gangs now working together.
Source: KSEE 24 News Date: August 24, 2012
Graffiti removal slower in Chicago after budget cuts (Chicago, IL): When it comes to removing graffiti, Mayor Richard M. Daley was quicker on the draw than Mayor Rahm Emanuel. City Hall's budget cuts have hit the graffiti-removal program, eliminating nearly a third of the workers who scoured Chicago to clean public and private property spray painted by gang-bangers and taggers marking their turf.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 23, 2012
Cop's shotgun stolen by suspected gang member, police say (Murfreesboro, TN): A known gang member is suspected of stealing a gun out of the trunk of a car that belongs to a Metro Nashville police officer who lives in Murfreesboro.
Source: MSNBC Date: August 23, 2012
Two Woodland gang members convicted in 2009 attack (Woodland, CA): A Yolo County jury has convicted two Woodland gang members of brutally attacking a man three years ago as he sat in his car outside a convenience store.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: August 23, 2012
Youngstown call-in offers teens 'a way out' of gangs (Youngstown, OH): The message to 18 young men in or affiliated with gangs was clear: Put down the guns and stop the violence. A "call-in" took place Wednesday at Mahoning County High School on the city’s South Side, and youths who are on juvenile probation and their parents learned of services available to help teens change their ways.
Source: The Vindicator Date: August 23, 2012
Three men arrested, another sought in connection with gang-related shooting in Sylmar (Sylmar, CA): Three men were arrested and a fourth was being sought in connection with a gang-related shooting at the Sylmar Recreation Center today that left two men in their 20s wounded, police said.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: August 23, 2012
City implements three-point action plan to address violence, prevent gang escalation (San Jose, CA): A three-point action plan was immediately implemented by the city and the San Jose Police Department to address seven homicides over the past week and to prevent further violence.
Source: Examiner Date: August 23, 2012
Gang Task Force members reveal enforcement (Albany, GA): The start-up gangs called hybrids in Albany are the ones that can be the most violent in their actions, according to an Albany Police Department Gang Unit officer.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: August 23, 2012
Fair law enforcement are on the watch for gang activity (Benton County, WA): The fair is a draw for many in town - including those up to no good. "I would definitely be scared - I would want to protect my son," said fairgoer Janet Ferguson.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: August 23, 2012
There's a new gang in town (Brideport, CT): While federal authorities are working to put away members of the Bloods gang from Marina Village, police say a new gang has emerged in the city. Police said the Hoovers were spotted in large numbers in a North End park on Friday.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: August 22, 2012
Gang Task Force cooperation to extend across the border (Chattanooga, TN) : Boyd Patterson, who heads up the city's Gang Task Force, said a pact has been worked out for cooperation in gang initiatives across the border.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: August 22, 2012
Kansas expanding anti-gang push (Kansas City, KS): To Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerry Gorman, nothing illustrates the menace of gang violence more than the killing of two-year-old Yelena Guzman.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: August 22, 2012
Kansas attorney general introduces "Gang Free Kansas" (Kansas City, KS): Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today announced a new initiative to combat gang activity in Kansas. "Gang Free Kansas is a new educational initiative led by the Kansas Attorney General's Office, Kansas Bureau of Investigation and law enforcement officials from across the state to combat the growth of criminal gangs," Schmidt said.
Source: The Kansas City Kansan Date: August 22, 2012
Ontario unveils $20-million plan to get guns off the street (Toronto, ON): Ontario's government is chipping in another $20-million to fund a slew of expanded social programs in the wake of mass shootings in Toronto that left four dead and nearly 30 wounded.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: August 22, 2012
Gang worries resurface; street brawl reported (Westerly, RI): An apparent brawl that occurred early Monday has a Summer Street resident worried and police on guard. The resident said he saw a large group of teenagers in front of his house "beating each other with baseball bats and sticks."
Source: The Westerly Sun Date: August 22, 2012
Police think Ogden drive-bys are tied to gang's power struggle (Ogden, UT): Police believe drive-by shootings at an Ogden home Tuesday night and Wednesday morning may be related to a violent power struggle within a street gang over control of leadership, drugs and money.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: August 22, 2012
Juvenile gang members get dose of reality at summit (Youngstown, OH): Sixteen teenagers, all with ties to local street gangs in Youngstown and all now on juvenile probation because of their crimes, attended a summit at the Mahoning County High School on Wednesday.
Source: WYTV 33 News Date: August 22, 2012
Gang violence exploding in Quebec (Montreal, QC): Street gang crime has increased 69% in Quebec over the past three years, in contrast to a year-over-year decline in overall crime across the province, provincial data revealed.
Source: Sun News Date: August 22, 2012
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